Are we sexist for gawking at Macron’s marriage?

April 25, 2017

… Emmanuel Macron, then 15, kisses the teacher, 40, who would later become his wife,” runs the headline for the Daily Mail. (Readers are also treated to a photo of Macron and Trogneux sharing a cheek kiss during a high school theater performance.) The New York Daily News is a bit more measured in calling Macron’s marriage “unlikely,” but their subtext is clear: There’s something not quite right about this relationship. Join us on Twitter and Facebook …

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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

April 21, 2017

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox News appearance, she accused the school of canceling the event and …

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Ann Coulter vows to speak at UC Berkeley after school calls off event

April 20, 2017

(CNN)Conservative commentator Ann Coulter vowed to proceed with a scheduled speaking event at the University of California, Berkeley, despite the school’s decision to call it off. In a letter to Berkeley College Republicans, who organized the event, Vice Chancellors Scott Biddy and Stephen Sutton said campus police were unable to find a “suitable venue” for the April 27 event. “Unfortunately, UCPD determined that, given currently active security threats, it is not …

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Etan Patz case: Hernandez gets 25 to life in prison

April 19, 2017

(CNN)The bodega clerk convicted for the 1979 murder of New York first-grader Etan Patz was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison. Pedro Hernandez, 56, was convicted of kidnapping and murder in February, nearly 40 years after the 6-year-old disappeared on May 25, 1979. Etan left home to walk to a school bus stop and was not seen again. In the early 1980s, his photo appeared on milk cartons across the country, the first time the method was used to try to locate missing children. …

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

… Donald Trump, only beat Clinton in the district by less than 2 percentage points. Rosenberg spent election night in tears, and her 16-year-old daughter cried on the way to school the next day, dreading the prospect of facing a pro-Trump teacher whod been relentlessly stumping for his man. Rosenberg called the school counselor to make sure her daughter would be okay. When Trump tapped Price and a special election was called for his vacant congressional seat, Rosenberg jumped into the game. I …

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Withnail and I: Cult classic turns 30 – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… work after leaving London’s Central school of Speech and Drama. Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption “I’ve been watching you” – poacher Jake warns the hapless pair Daniel Day-Lewis had turned down the role and other leading contenders included Bill Nighy and Ed Tudor-Pole. It was not much easier for McGann, with the role of Marwood offered to Michael Maloney. Having stepped into his shoes, his strong Liverpudlian accent promptly saw him sacked before an …

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Scrapped free schools ‘wasted’ nearly 140m, says NUT – BBC News

April 16, 2017

The union’s general secretary Kevin Courtney said ministers should apologise to teachers and parents for the 138.5m “thrown away” on these abandoned projects. ‘Appalling waste’ “These figures make clear that the free school, UTC and studio school programmes were ill-thought policies which, in many cases, resulted in an appalling waste of significant sums of money,” said Mr Courtney. University technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools have an …

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Teen guilty in fatal Delaware high school fight

April 14, 2017

(CNN)A Delaware teenager was convicted Thursday of criminally negligent homicide in the beating death of a schoolmate last year in a high school bathroom. The girl also was found guilty of third-degree criminal conspiracy in the death of Amy Joyner-Francis, 16. Two other teenage girls were charged with third-degree criminal conspiracy; one was found guilty at the bench trial in Delaware Family Court. The other was acquitted. …

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After San Bernardino shooting, we need more empathy, fewer guns

April 12, 2017

(CNN)Only four victims. In San Bernardino, California, this week, an armed man burst into a classroom with a gun and began firing. As the news of another mass shooting in a school rolled over the country, visions of Sandy Hook Elementary school, where so many died, flooded into my mind. When I heard only four people had been shot, I relaxed a little. There’s something wrong about being relieved by a small number of people being killed. It’s a sign that the constant barrage of …

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Cops Hunt Accused Gun Thief Who Sent Anti-Government Manifesto To Trump

April 11, 2017

… specific location, according to the sheriffs office. Janesville school District canceled classes on Friday as a precaution. More officers have been patrolling near churches, because of the unspecified anti-religious remarks in the suspects manifesto, the sheriffs office said over the weekend. To anybody that got this letter, you might want to read it, the man police identified as Jakubowski says as he walks through a parking lot after visiting the post office. Revolution. Its time for change. …

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Bill Cosby’s ‘Little Bill’ books targeted for censorship, library group says

April 11, 2017

(CNN)Embattled comedian Bill Cosby’s award-winning children’s books series has landed on the American Library Association’s list of top 10 books targeted for removal from school libraries. The annual list from the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tends to include a broad range of titles with the potential to offend. Repeat “honorees” include Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” for depictions of rape and incest, transgender reality TV star Jazz …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… pretty harbor, great beaches and warmer water.) Sydney’s persistent inferiority complex is chalked up to a poisonous self-awareness that it’s a superficial tart, blessed with good looks, who dropped out of school early. Melbourne is the sophisticated, wealthier sister with a MA from Oxford and innately more interesting. Or so it claims. As for Sydneysiders, they just think Melbourne is a constant weather anomaly with an unsophisticated mob of latte-sipping sports heads, so caught …

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Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… } Click to see content: schoolholidaysrise_birmingham Across England, term-time holidays accounted for an average of 27% of all missed “sessions” of school. There are two sessions of school each day, morning and afternoon. Pupils in Yorkshire and The Humber and the North East of England lost the most time to holiday. The figures showed the number of absences was equivalent to 1.5 school sessions for every pupil. In Outer London the figure was equivalent to 0.75 days per …

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